Updated 4-27-2021

COVID-19 News & Resources

The Amesbury business community – like communities across the country and globe – has been dramatically impacted by the efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Some businesses have adjusted services, while others have closed entirely, as our community embraces social distancing in the name of public health.

4-27-2021 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening HERE.

1-12-2021 Update from the Commonwealth regarding grants, upcoming deadlines, and health-related restrictions on business operation. Read more HERE.

12-23-2020 Update from the Commonwealth regarding new restrictions on business operation due to an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases. Read more HERE.

11-5-2020 Apply for one of SIX $1,000.00 grants for Amesbury businesses, made possible due to the generosity of the Amesbury Rotary Club & the Amesbury Lions HERE.

11-2-2020 Gov. Charlie Baker’s latest order limiting certain businesses & operations HERE.

10-22-2020 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made millions of additional dollars in grants available to small businesses HERE.

8-19-2020 Apply for the City of Amesbury’s Small Business Relief Grant HERE.

7-23-2020 Merrimac Business Series: Navigation COVID-19. Watch the discussion HERE.

7-15-2020 Amesbury Legislative Update with U.S. Senator Ed Markey. Watch the discussion HERE.

6-23-2020 Business & Breakfast: Managing Employees during COVID-19. See presentation HERE.

5-25-2020 Per the Commonwealth, in order to reopen your business, please complete and sign the following checklist once you have completed your COVID-19 Control Plan template. The checklist can be found HERE.

5-21- 2020 Unprecedented Parenting. Check out this discussion on how to juggle your parenting responsibilities & strategies HERE.

5-18-2020 Governor Baker’s Reopening Blueprint for a phased reopening HERE.

5-8-2020 State Senator Diana DiZoglio met up with the Chamber and some members to provide an update on legislation supporting small businesses, as well as what we can expect as we move forward with reopening the economy. Check out the discussion HERE.

4-24-2020 State Representatives Jim Kelcourse and Lenny Mirra both joined the Chamber for a recorded update, including touching on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and moratoriums on evictions. Check out the discussion HERE.

4-9-2020 Congressman Seth Moulton brought along his staff and representatives from the SBA to meet with Amesbury area businesses for a discussion on the federal response and programming for businesses. You can watch the video HERE, while we have also compiled the FAQs HERE.

4-1-2020 We are grateful that our local, state, and federal leaders have made themselves available to offer guidance for our businesses and members. You can watch our discussion with Mayor Gove, Sen. DiZoglio, and Rep. Kelcourse HERE.

Below is a list of programs and resources for our businesses, and those who would like to support them.

Shop Local : Commit to supporting our local businesses by purchasing an Amesbury Chamber gift card – accepted at almost two-dozen businesses. You can purchase a gift card HERE, and we will mail it to your given address.

Business Planning Panel Part One: Budgeting & Financial Planning in the Post COVID-19 World watch HERE.

Business Planning Panel Part Two: Engaging Customers/Clients for the Post COVID-19 World watch HERE.

Local Resources:

Directory of Amesbury businesses with adjusted hours and/or services.
City of Amesbury COVID-19 Updates.
Letter from Mayor Gove to Amesbury businesses.

Public Health Emergency Order to Non-Essential Businesses.
Public Health Emergency Order to All Food Service Establishments.
Small Business Relief Grant Application

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Resources:

Commonwealth Grants (apply by 11-12-2020)
Reopening Massachusetts: Blueprint provided by the Commonwealth 5-18-2020
Resources & Guidance for Businesses

Essential Services FAQ
Pandemic Unemployment

Federal Resources:

SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).